Optimizing Bioengineered Vascular Systems: A Genetic Algorithm Approach

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Kochaki, Sima Mehri
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optimizing; bioengineered; vascular systems; genetic; algorithm; approach; Computer Sciences
thesis / dissertation description
Efficiency of current cell cultures producing biological products is limited due to accumulation of the product and waste on the cells. A previous work aims at assisting bioengineers in solving this problem by introducing a new set of cells which possess the ability to connect to one another and thus form a network. Once created, the network of cells can help the initial cellules by removing their waste and product as well as nourishing them. Our project explores a technique to be able to create the best network of such cells; hence maximizing the amount of metabolic product in the cell culture.